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  • The quick response came in the form of Twitter message condemning "amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants while the American people struggle to make ends meat (sic)."
  • He said it was a mistake to put the "Mission Accomplished" sign "on a (sic) aircraft carrier."
  • Juliet will probably tell her mom to sic the cops on me.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • As they say, ut incepit fidelis sic permanet.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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  • At 8:30 P.M. [sic] Mr. Evans was administered a second thirty-second jolt of electricity.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Sic them on the angels, of course.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • But he didn’t come and he didn’t sic ’em.
    Fred Gipson  --  Old Yeller
  • I definitely don’t recognize the song she’s playing—or blasting, really, so loud I have to remind myself that Hana’s house is shielded on four sides by trees and lawn, and no one will sic the regulators on her.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Invoking his state’s Revolutionary motto, Sic Semper Tyrannis, a young Virginia officer filled letters to his mother with comparisons of the North’s "war of subjugation against the South" to "England’s war upon the colonies."
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • The Jal Mahal Restaruant (sic) was a shabby, tucked-away Indian on the second floor of a storefront on Lex where not a thing had changed since I was a kid: not the pappadums, not the prices, not the carpet faded pink from water damage near the windows, not even the waiters: the same heavy, beatific, gentle faces I remembered from childhood when my mother and I had gone there after the movies for samosas and mango ice cream.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • Wait until I’m in the arena and sic starving wild animals on me.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • That’s ’sic semper tyrannis.’
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • We sincerely hope that the time allotted for the teams [sic] practice was useful and productive for the coaching staff and the players alike.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • It said it came from the Mariana Island group,flew over the city and ’was drive off’ [sic] without dropping a single bomb.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • If ever the sic vos non vobis was applicable, it certainly is to that village of Waterloo.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I’ll sic Pilot on you.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • A few whacks of the ice-axe, a few cautious steps, and Tensing [sic] and I were on top.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Panem depsticium sic facito.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • In the law this crime is called Non compos mentis lex talionis sic transit gloria mundi.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Ralph & I, like Mary & Joseph, will neither know or polute [sic] each other’s flesh.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • I canna fathom why he would be doing sic a thing, for the first one that had sought to go with Galahad was Uwaine, Sir Galahad refused it!
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Then heard he a voice say Galahad, I see there environ about thee so many angels that my power may not dere thee{sic} Right so Sir Galahad saw a body all armed lie in that tomb, and beside him a sword.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Daae life{sic} her eyes to the sky and stretch out her arms as though in ecstasy.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • You’ll tear Miss Gus— sic’s gown!
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • If I had kent of these reefs, if I had had a chart, or if Shuan had been spared, it’s not sixty guineas, no, nor six hundred, would have made me risk my brig in sic a stoneyard!
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • I looked for the lamp which she told me came into his mind but merely as a passing fancy of his because he then recollected the morning littered bed etcetera and the book about Ruby with met him pike hoses (sic) in it which must have fell down sufficiently appropriately beside the domestic chamberpot with apologies to Lindley Murray.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The time is in the hands of mighty men to whom you are like the single item in the mind of the chief of a great Sears, Roebuck Company, and here come you, wishing to do right and not lead a disappointed life (sic!).
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • I number them so that I can refer back to them when necessary: (1) I am not, indeed, sure whether it is not true to say that the Milton who once seemed not unlike a seventeenth-century Shelley had not become, out of an experience ever more bitter in each year, more alien (sic) to the founder of that Jesuit sect which nothing could induce him to tolerate.
    George Orwell  --  Politics and the English Language
  • Maybe you can sic it on any bug—cure any germ disease by it.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • The kids started to follow him around and sic their dogs onto him.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • The waiting pilchard boats was [sic] a sight that made father pish and pshaw at table.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • She was using other peoples [sic] problems to further her 15 minutes.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • You better look out, Pervert, or I’ll sic my dog on you.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • I understand: A kid with a Watchtower magazine on your front porch isn’t a Girl Scout with cookies, but, hey, you didn’t have to sic your dog on me.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Then heard he a voice say Galahad, I see there environ about thee so many angels that my power may not dere thee{sic} Right so Sir Galahad saw a body all armed lie in that tomb, and beside him a sword.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • "I will na believe such calumny of the leddies, nor sic’ a reproach on my own skill," returned the Quartermaster, growing more and more Scotch as he warmed with his feelings; "it’s a conspiracy to rob a meritorious man of his dues."
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • But even Marsh expressed the hope that Americans would not, "with malice prepense, go about to republicanize our orthography and our syntax, our grammars and our dictionaries, our nursery hymns (/sic/) and our Bibles" to the point of actual separation.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • A lifelong advocate of a union of the two great English-speaking (sic) nations, making together irresistibly for peace, truth, and righteousness in a benevolent but firm authority over the less responsible elements of civilization, he passed, the Catholic man, pleasantly dedicated to the brave adventuring of minds and the salvaging of mankind.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Get out of my sight before I sic him on you," Sam says.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Sic your cripple on me?
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • BELLEROSE (solemnly): Sic transit!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Then the candles were relit and he was told that he would see the full light; the bandage was again removed and more than ten voices said together: "Sic transit gloria mundi."
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "Once I dreamed," declared a little boy, "that I was captured by cannon balls [sic].
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • To attempt to describe this noise to those who have heard it would be in vain; and to aim at giving any idea of it to those who have never heard the like, would be still more vain: for it may be truly said— _—Non acuta Sic geminant Corybantes aera.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • …poetry-to quote the formulation of Parry’s theory by an enthusiastic adherent, Denys Page-"are not words, selected by the’ poet, combined by him into phrases, and adjusted by him to his metre: its units are formulas, phrases ready-made, extending in length from a word or two to several complete lines, already adapted to the metre, and either already adapted or instantly adaptable to the limited range of ideas [sic] which the subject-matter of the Greek epic may require him to express.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • And some other voice coming like a sharp whisper out of way back in his breed, not a smart voice, nothing cagey about it, saying, Sic ’im, dog, sic ’im! I wanted to tell him not to fret about it, and I was just about to come out and say it when he raised his head and shoved his hat back and speeded up to where the least black boy was walking and slapped him on the shoulder and asked him, "Sam, what say we stop by the canteen here a second so I can pick me up a carton or two of…
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • ) Disinterested, disjoin—Where’s disipline [sic]?
    William Gibson  --  The Miracle Worker
  • "She’ll be there, and if you come, I promise to sic my dad on Mr. Cavallo.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • "Sic semper tyrannis," he will bellow in his most vibrant thespian delivery: Thus always to tyrants.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Sic semper cum Frogs.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
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